Total War Saga: TROY Gives Away 7.5 Million Copies

The Creative Assembly, the company behind the Total War series, announced the results of their Day One giveaway for their latest title, A Total War Saga: TROY and the numbers are impressive. By Creative Assembly’s count, over 7.5 million copies were claimed yesterday on the Epic Games Store. At its current list price of $49.99, that comes out to approximately $375 million given away in one day.

“We were optimistic, but we couldn’t have predicted this level of excitement,” said Rob Bartholomew, Chief Product Officer. “It’s been incredible to work with Epic on giving this brand new release away for free. Now we get to welcome so many strategy players – new and old – to experience this incredible Saga. We’re very happy.”

TROY marks the first entry in the series set in the Bronze Age, exploring the mechanics of the early days of organized warfare within the context of the legendary Trojan War. Taking a euhemeristic approach, where the myths are deconstructed but still recognized and incorporated, as well as applying new information regarding Bronze Age cultures in the region, TROY allows players to prosecute the Trojan War in a way which hasn’t been done previously.

Players will be able to recruit “mythical” units such as the Minotaur and centaurs, as well as undertaking missions that tell the story of The Iliad in a quest to achieve a “Homeric victory.” Divine Will, expressed through different cults and rituals, can end up tilting the balance one or the other. And while you may not get Brad Pitt as character skin, the level of detail will undoubtedly match the meticulous adherence to detail.

For the immediate future, A Total War Saga: TROY is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. A DLC pack centering around the Amazons is planned but currently has no release date. The Creative Assembly plans to release the game on Steam in 2021.

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